Shaky Knees Must-See Undercards
It’s full speed ahead to Shaky Knees this weekend for its ninth official year. The festival kicks off this Friday, April 29, in Atlanta, Georgia, and goes through Sunday, May 1. If you are amongst the lucky ones attending, you’re in for a kick-ass weekend of loud rock music and dancing. Many festival-goers are attracted to the bigger names such as Green Day, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Dropkick Murphys, Nine Inch Nails, CHVRCHES, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, My Morning Jacket, Khruangbin, and Death Cab for Cutie, who all put on amazing shows, but who are the must-see undercards?
Coming in at the top of the most-see undercard list is Acid Dad, a New York City psych-rock band. Acid Dad kept busy during the pandemic and was able to put out an LP last summer, Take It From The Dead, where they also co-released a recording with LEVITATION, known for their psychedelic collection of musicians. Their latest LP pulls in more than just trippy riffs with their downtempo guitar playing but also includes a post-punk sound that takes you on a euphoric journey. Acid Dad is set to play on the first day of the festival, Friday, April 29, so grab your crew and go jam in the Georgia sun while you have the energy.
Next up on the best must-see undercard list is Francis of Delirium, hailing all the way from Luxembourg, a small European country surrounded by Belgium, France, and Germany. Jana Bahrich, the 20-year-old mastermind behind it all, does not shy away from wearing her heart on her sleeve when she performs. Jana’s music has a ’90s indie-grunge style that instantly captivates you, and you can see the genuine emotion coming from her on stage. Francis of Delirium is set to play the festival Saturday, April 30; you don’t want to miss this energetic set.
Last on the must-see undercard act is a band from L.A. called Dirty Honey. If you are a big fan of classic rock n roll, this is the band for you. Although Dirty Honey is from California, they pull in a heavy Southern rock sound that will immediately get your body moving. Their first album was released in 2021 and is self-titled, with hard rock songs that sound like they were made back in the early to late ’80s. Dirty Honey will play on the last day of the festival, Sunday, May 1, and will most likely bring a live set that will be loud, bold, and sexy.
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